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In the two-week interval between the Drake Relays and the Big Eight meet, in which he did a 9.3 hundred, Greene claims he ran only about 600 yards.
As he says, "I try to be individualistic." In pursuit of this goal, Greene wears sunglasses while he runs, has been known to compete in a rain hat and may be found at the refreshment stand between races sipping soda pop. Actually, Greene's tinted glasses contain prescription lenses. He points out that he is nearsighted and wears the glasses so he will be able to see the tape and won't keep on running after he has broken it. "I was never much for overdistance work," says Greene. "Also, the glasses kind of add to my stature."
According to Greene, his premeet routine goes like this: "On Monday I loosen up a little and ride a bike around the track. On Tuesday I run a couple of 220s. Wednesday I'll run one 330 and practice some starts. Thursday I'll try a few more starts and then taper off from the strenuous week. Friday I devote to rest and recreation with lots of card playing on the bus going to the meet. This is my weakest point. I can and must improve my card playing."
Fifty cadets from Sandhurst, the British counterpart of West Point, are going on an expedition to Ethiopia this summer. One of their missions is to capture specimens of wildlife for the British Museum.
"But first the chaps have to be able to recognize them," says Captain Blashford-Snell of the Royal Engineers, who is leading Exercise Safari.
To train his men, Blashford-Snell plans to create a mock rain forest on a common near Sandhurst, where stuffed animals will lurk.
Says the captain: "I shall put the animals in the trees or behind bushes, and as we come across them I shall say, 'What's that?' The chap should be able to recognize it straightaway."
So far the lone occupant of the forest is a frowzy stuffed mongoose. This was brought in by Blashford-Snell's golden Labrador, Kinder. "It's a mystery where it came from," says the captain, "but it's just what I wanted to start the collection."